Monday, 20 April 2015

A Year in Pictures – 17, 18 and 19 April 2015 – Tall Tales

Spring is here, but the air does not feel spring-like yet, as the skies often have a moody and squally aspect and the temperature is surprisingly chilly. The leaves are emerging on the trees with fresh, vibrant green, but each species at its own pace— a work in progress. Here are three different views taken over the weekend just gone.

Whitton Road, Twickenham – 17 April.
On this road, that leads from the centre of town towards the A316 and, beyond that, to England's rugby stadium, there stand two of my favourite trees – ash, so far as I can tell. As afternoon was moving towards early evening, the delicate leaves of these elegant trees were complemented by the limpid sunlight just breaking through the heavy cloud.

Harpenden, Hertfordshire – 18 April.
The bright afternoon sun lights the trees lining the route of a disused railway line that for many years has been used as a public path. One of the old platforms is visible join the right.

Twickenham – 19 April.
Two contrasting trees seen from my front garden against the moody sky.

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